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Top 10 Things to Do in Cairns for Kids

  • Posted on August 22, 2017
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Cairns is the ultimate school holiday escape for families with kids. This Far North Queensland holiday destination is packed with heaps of things to do and see to keep the kids well and truly entertained during your stay. The top 10 things to do in Cairns for kids includes: 1. Cairns Esplanade and Swimming Lagoon The Cairns Swimming Lagoon covers 4 hectares and is so massive that it can accommodate 1,000 swimmers at a time. This crystal clear man-made salt water swimming sanctuary ranges in depth from 32 inches to 5 feet to cater for all age groups. The Lagoon features…

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Father’s Day @ Carnival on Collins

  • Posted on August 17, 2017
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When: Sunday 3 September, 2017 Where: Tank Arts Centre, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill Bring Dad along for a day of celebrations and family fun on Father’s Day at Carnival on Collins. There will be plenty of family friendly entertainment and even a couple of things that will appeal to the Dads. Carnival on Collins is part of the Cairns Festival and features markets, music, food, kids’ entertainment and much, much more! There will be over 200 market stalls offering local art and craft, produce, plants, food and refreshments. Musical entertainment will be happening all day on the Main Stage with local musicians Tahni…

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Elton John & Band @ Cazaly Stadium

  • Posted on August 11, 2017
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When: 30 September, 2017 Where: Cazaly Stadium, Wescourt Elton John & Band will be performing for one night only on his Australian-exclusive Once In A Lifetime concert tour at Cazaly Stadium on 30 September. Undeniably one of the most acclaimed and adored artists, Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 38 gold and 31 platinum or multi-platinum albums, as well as 58 Billboard Top 40 singles in the United States, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. Elton holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind” 1997, which sold 33 million copies….

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Munro Martin Parklands

  • Posted on August 4, 2017
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Only 12 months old, the Munro Martin Parklands (MMP) is Cairns’ newest community green space complete with an outdoor performance area. The Parklands are tastefully landscaped with tropical plantings, vine covered pergolas and arbours and an open-air plaza. The venue is also equipped to host a wide range of shows and since its opening in August 2016 performances have ranged from Queensland Opera’s Barber of Seville, to the new circus of Circa, Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir and the contemporary music of Passenger. Munro Martin Parklands is open to the public from 6am to 8.30pm, seven days a week…

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Cruise & Fly on the Great Barrier Reef

  • Posted on August 2, 2017
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The best way to see the Great Barrier Reef is not just from the water but also from the air on a cruise & fly tour. Jump aboard a fast boat for five hours exploring two different reefs and then experience the thrill and wonder of the world’s largest reef from above on a scenic helicopter flight. Your day starts early when you board the fast boat, Evolution, and speed out to the outer reef where you get plenty of time for snorkelling or up to three scuba dives for either the beginner or advanced diver. You will see unique coral…

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Cairns Festival

  • Posted on July 26, 2017
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When: 25 August to 3 September, 2017 Where: Cairns Everyone has a chance to dance, sing, create, listen, learn and be part of the Cairns biggest annual party, the Cairns Festival. The festival held over ten event-filled days commences with the hallmark event of the Grand Parade with this year’s theme being ‘Shine’. The Grand Parade will light up Cairns Esplanade commencing from 3.30pm on Friday 26 August with a fireworks display afterwards. In addition there will be a host of events including: Carnival on Collins; Sunday on the ‘Nard; The Making Place; City Lights; Circa and many more. This year’s…

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Cairns Cup

  • Posted on July 21, 2017
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When: Saturday 5th & Saturday 12th August, 2017 Where: Cannon Park Racecourse, Waree Giddy-up and get along to the Cairns Cup, held over two exciting and fun-filled Saturdays on 5th and 12th August. The Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Carnival is the headline event in Cairns and a major highlight each year for the local racing industry. This year the Cup will consist of Ladies Day on Saturday 5th August and Cup Day on Saturday 12th August. Both days will boast a carnival atmosphere with a winning trifecta of exhilarating racing, superb fashion and exciting on course action. Ladies Day packages are available for…

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Scenic Day Trip to Kuranda

  • Posted on July 19, 2017
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A must do whilst staying in Cairns is a scenic day trip to Kuranda. This quaint village is nestled in mountaintop rainforest splendour just to the west of Cairns. Kuranda is accessible by three means: train, cableway or road. But the best method of getting there is by travelling on the historic railway in an old train and returning by the spectacular Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, or vice-versa. After boarding the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for your journey to Kuranda, you will be amazed as you travel over and through World Heritage rainforest, enjoying two stops along the way. The train is equally…

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Stock Up On Food Supplies

  • Posted on July 13, 2017
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Stock up on food supplies during your stay in our well appointed apartments at Getaway on Grafton at some of Cairns finest food outlets. Cairns Central is located only a few blocks away (1 km) from Getaway on Grafton on McLeod Street and has a large Coles Supermarket for all your fresh food requirements. For the freshest local produce Rusty’s Markets are located at 57-89 Grafton Street, open Friday — 5am to 6pm; Saturday — 5am to 6pm; Sunday — 5am to 3pm. Rusty’s boasts over 180 stalls featuring exotic fruit and vegetables, sumptuous delicatessens with fresh breads, diary, and seafood. If you after some mouth-watering seafood,…

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Cairns Show

  • Posted on June 23, 2017
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When:  19 – 21 July, 2017 Where: Cairns Showgrounds There are heaps of things to see and do at this year’s Cairns Show, held over three days from Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 July. The Hot Ten Sideshow Alley will provide families with hours of excitement, thrills and chills. Showbags will be available for purchase at the Showbag Warehouse. There will be plenty of animals on show, including cattle, dogs, goats, birds and guinea pigs. The main arena will provide plenty of free entertainment with Equestrian events, Woodchopping, Musical Extravaganzas, Showtime FMX, Pole Climbing and the grand finale Fireworks Spectacular….

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